Town Pastors are Christian volunteers from local churches who are out in the town centre of Bury St Edmunds most Friday and Saturday nights, being a positive influence on the streets and providing help and support to vulnerable people.

Town Pastors have been on the streets of Bury St Edmunds since May 2008.

In addition, there is the Prayer Team: some people pray at the base in town and others pray at home.

Bury Town Pastors is a registered charity: Registered Charity Number 1157108. 

The next Town Pastor Training Course in Bury St Edmunds will take place in  autumn 2018. 

It may be possible to arrange for Town Pastor training to be undertaken with another Suffolk Town Pastor scheme in a different town at an earlier date. 

We welcome applications for the Prayer Team at any time.

If you are interested in joining us, please go to the

How To Apply page

What do Town Pastors do on an evening out? Activities range from giving dehydrated people some water to drink, helping people to get a taxi or a lift, waiting with vulnerable people, calming and diffusing aggressive situations and various conversations with people.


For further information please contact: Mrs Jo Copsey BEM, Co-ordinator of Bury Town Pastors

Email: info@burytownpastors.org.uk

Tel: 07594 334215